What does per mean?

Definitions for per
pɜr; unstressed pərper

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word per.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Per

    through; by means of; through the agency of; by; for; for each; as, per annum; per capita, by heads, or according to individuals; per curiam, by the court; per se, by itself, of itself. Per is also sometimes used with English words

  2. Origin: [L. Cf. Far, For-, Pardon, and cf. Par, prep.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Per

    pėr, prep. through, by means of, according to.—Per annum, year by year: for each year; Per capita, by heads, implying equal rights to two or more persons; Per cent., per hundred; Per contra, on the contrary: as a set-off; Per diem, every day: day by day; Per mensem, monthly: by the month; Per saltum, at a single leap: all at once; Per se, by himself, &c.: essentially.

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  1. PER

    What does PER stand for? -- Explore the various meanings for the PER acronym on the Abbreviations.com website.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'per' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #728

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'per' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1045

Anagrams for per »

  1. ERP, pre, Rep, rep, RPE

How to say per in sign language?

  1. per


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of per in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of per in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of per in a Sentence

  1. Sunny Joseph:

    Cinema Is Love 24 Times Per Second

  2. Amy Bartlett:

    We typically have one or two per year.

  3. Valerie Lyzhyn:

    There's one egg per crew member per day.

  4. Jim Saulnier:

    That alone increased my cost per cucumber.

  5. Rokneddin Javadi:

    Yes, 2.5 (million barrels per day), around.

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